Keller Estate Cranberry Sauce with Pinot and Figs

Chef's hint: for perfect pairing, use some of the wine you are pouring with dinner in your meal. Keller Estates offers their delicious cranberry sauce with Pinot Noir!

Servings: 12

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Pair With: Keller Estate 2011 El Coro Pinot Noir

Source: Courest of Keller Estate Winery


Ingredients for the Cranberry Sauce:
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 large shallot, finely diced
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Pinch Kosher salt
1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries
¼ pound dried figs
1/2 cup of Keller Estate Pinot Noir


Heat the canola oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the ginger and shallots and cook, stirring, until soft and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Stir in the brown sugar, honey, orange juice, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and salt. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves and mixture is nice and bubbly. Add half the cranberries, all the figs and the Pinot Noir and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries pop and the mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining cranberries and cook another 5 minutes or so.

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